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Fort Smith / Arkansas

Recording Connection
Audio School

The Fort Smith Recording Connection

Congratulations–you’ve just found the most innovative and cost-effective recording school available in the Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale Rogers region of Arkansas! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only recording school that gets you inside an actual recording studio in Ft. Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale or Rogers, where you will train as a recording studio student apprentice (extern) and learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, trance, drum and bass, techno and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. In the Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale Rogers area, the best gateway into the recording industry is by working as an apprentice (extern) in a local recording studio. We’re the school that can make that happen.

Why spend 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school when you can spend far less money and go to recording school in a real recording studio? Get on the inside track, learn from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.

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The cities of Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers anchor what is becoming known as the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area, a hub of commerce and one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. A little more than an hour’s drive to the south, the city of Ft. Smith anchors its own metro area. These regions of west and northwest Arkansas are home to a growing and vibrant music community; some of the bands are in keeping with Arkansas heritage of country, rockabilly and bluegrass, but in recent years bands have emerged in more modern genres, including rock, alternative, and even metalcore.

The Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale Rogers area is home to numerous live music venues and recording studios which accommodate the needs of the growing musical community in this region.  If you are looking at a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, there is plenty of activity in this area to keep you busy.

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can't match. Our secret is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we place you for personal instruction with a real audio professional in a recording studio. This real-world environment is the perfect place to make valuable industry connections leading to future jobs. Enroll in our Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale Rogers Recording School today, and discover why over 70% of our students get permanent industry-related positions!

Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around Fort Smith

Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.

Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)

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Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)

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Music Producing Program

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Hip Hop Producer Program

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Audio Certification

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Live DJ

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Live Sound Engineer

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Learn from Legends

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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Music Business

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Advanced Audio

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Pro Tools™

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Logic Pro

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We get our students jobs.


Of Our Graduates Get

Jobs in the Music Business

Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.

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Listen to the music our students make.

The Fort Smith, Arkansas Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


We’ve Got Locations Everywhere.

The Recording Connection audio engineering school has locations all over the world. We have sound technician schools in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. In Arkansas, we have locations in Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Little Rock and others.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt.

Our tuition is low because we put your money to use paying for your education. We only use it to pay for your mentor, your books, your in-studio recording sessions, and your workplace placement. We don’t waste it on ad campaigns or useless campus beautification. Low tuition means little or no student debt.

The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Great Classrooms Inside Real Recording Studios.

Have you ever wanted to escape a classroom? Of course you have; everyone hates being in those awful dusty rooms. That’s why we put you in a real recording studio instead. You’re not going to want to go home! Our audio mixing school will make you a master craftsman while you’re working.

Advantage: Recording Connection.


One-on-One Learning.

In the Recording Connection, you’ll be learning everything there is to know about the business and art of music production. You’ll be taught one on one by a mentor who’s been in the biz for decades.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Our Mentors Have Lots Of Gold Records.

Our mentor are awesome. They are hard working, successful individuals who are attempting to give back and help the next generation get a leg up. We only hire and partner with mentors who are well-respected industry veterans..

Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Job Placement Assistance Program.

The Recording Connection makes sure that you have everything you need to succeed. That’s why we have instituted a job placement program to help you find work. For up to 12 months after you graduate, we’ll help you find a job. Free of charge.

The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.


The Only School Recommended By Thousands of Pros.

We’re the go-to recommendation for thousands of industry professionals. They all say the same thing: “It Works.” That’s because it does. Our program has a 71% job placement rate. What does that tell you?

You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.


From Day One, You’re On The Inside.

From the first day of our program you’ll be on the inside trackas a working apprentice (extern) inside a real recording studio. You’ll be making connections and showcasing your skills to the people in power. Wherever there’s a job opening, it’s basically yours, if you prove yourself in the studio.

The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Free Tutoring.

The Film Connection sound mixing school offers a completely free tutoring program. It’s really as simple as that. It’s not that complicated. It’s free. And unlimited

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.



The connections that you’ll gain in our program are the most important part of it. You’ll be working with industry pros who will know you and like you, and eventually they’ll recommend you for an open position. We put you in the right place; you just need to find the right time.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.